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See us at the MCN London Motorcycle show • 2010 Calendar Confirmed • Early season preview • Hungary • Irish invasion

Newsletter Sunday 31.Jan.10


Pole Position Travel exhibit at Donington Day of ChampionsCome meet the team at the MCN London Motorcycle show 4-7 Feb 2010 at the ExCeL centre, London docklands. Stand N80.

We are offering £100 off at the show!

Grab a copy of the show guide - there is a £100 discount voucher there! Good for any package booking (works out to HUGE discount - around 14% for the Silverstone classic package!). Alternatively we will take 5% off the booking at the show (and you can give the voucher to a friend!)

More about the show...

Catch us also 20-21 Mar Edinburgh at the MCN Scottish show


Hungary 19/9 The only event that remains slightly in doubt is the first Grand Prix of Hungary on 19/Sep.

We urge people NOT to let rumours of this event failing get in the way of booking. Whlie we have no control over this event, we are in touch with very good contacts in Hungary who are confident the event will occur.

We have a great programme planned for the event, and we are making a site visit next month to finalise matters. We are in direct contact with the Balaton management.

Should it fall through, and you have booked with us, we will move your booking to the backup circuit of Aragon (near Barcelona) where you will have the opportunity to cancel with 100% refund; or confirm with pre-emptive priority over new bookings. (we will advise any price differences). If you have booked your flights to Budapest, we do recommend cancellation insurance. Should the event fall through, contact us in any case as we will be able to advise alternative options.

Huge party Sunday night celebrating the inaugural event - special guests! :-) This party happens wherever! More info...

Ireland It's good to be Irish!

Alas there is no show in Dublin this year, however we'd like to take this opportunity to let our Irish fans know of some special connections we have with the Emerald Isle!

Eddie Laycock 13/Feb: Eddie Laycock Trust, Dublin. Sadly one of Ireland's greatest road racers and a friend of PPT Eddie Laycock is in a fight against cancer. We will be attending his special Valentine's celebration in Dublin to help raise money for his family. More about this event...

Road Racing Ireland Road Racing Ireland: We are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the 'Southern Report' by journalist Aidan Lynam in each issue this year. Please see the magazine for special offers for readers.

Rev up for Down Syndrome Ireland Down Syndrome Ireland 'Rev up for DSI' ride around Ireland 1-3 May. Once again we will be one of the sponsors for this fantastic weekend ride around Ireland in support of DSI. If you want a great weekend in support of a great cause (and you can't make Jerez!), don't miss this! More info...

Irish invasion of Valencia Valencia MotoGP 2010 'Irish Invasion'. Every year we organise a great charity party and auction in benefit of DSI on the Friday night at the Valencia MotoGP. Whilst we encourage our Irish friends to come to any event, this is a very special one and we always get a good turnout from Northern and Southern. Last year Eugene Laverty was our special guest (and likely to be the same this year).

To make this very easy; we have done an all-inclusive package flying from Dublin or Belfast; with hotels, transfers, opening party, tickets, and special guides. Just €690 per person, places are limited. Read more...

(n.b. Scots, English, Americans, Aussies, Spanish - don't feel neglected, your turn is coming! :-)

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Rossi wins 9th championship in Sepang. We stood under podium... 2010 calendar confirmed

Happy New Year from all at Pole Position Travel!

We have been informed by Dorna that the 2010 MotoGP calendar is confirmed and all events will take place as scheduled barring unforseen circumstances. We recommend that customers book flights and packages with confidence. Please see the one caveat concerning Hungary below.

The calendar is on our website, or download one suitable for your 'fridge magnet here.

111/4 Grand Prix Of Qatar 2010 Opening race under the lights; fantastic shopping, beaches, tiny crowds.
225/4 Grand Prix of Japan 2010Exotic location with Honda Museum and carnival atmosphere. Few foreigners.
32/5 Gran Premio De España 2010European opener and always a madhouse; guaranteed sun and fun.
423/5 Grand Prix De France 2010Most laid back European event, incredibly picturesque medieval town.
56/6 Gran Premio D’Italia 2010Craziest atmosphere of all; track invasion at end. Beautiful Florence.
6 20/6* British Grand Prix 2010First time in 2010. Famous F1 circuit, organisers pulling out all stops…
7 26/6* Dutch TT 2010Longest-running event on calendar; great biker destination. Non-stop party.
8 4/7* Gran Premi De Catalunya 2010Best facilities, great track; stay either stunning Barcelona or on beach
918/7 Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland 2010Great viewing track, very friendly and inexpensive destination, great beer.
1025/7 USA Grand Prix 2010Totally unique atmosphere; awesome circuit; packed with events & parties.
1115/8 Grand Prix Ceske Republiky 2010The biggest and the best. Our flagship. Best value in Europe, awesome parties
1229/8 Indianapolis Grand Prix 2010Best VIP facilities, easy to get to, Mecca for motor-heads.
135/9 Gran Premio San Marino 2010Non-stop fun at famous Italian beach resort area. Good family destination.
1419/9 Grand Prix Of Hungary 2010New event in 2010; 2 years in the making; great value beautiful location.
15 10/10* Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2010Best value of all events; superb VIP; tremendous nightlife. Make a holiday!
16 17/10* Australian Grand Prix 2010The most beautiful circuit, non-stop party weekend! Double with Sepang…
17 31/10* Grande Premio De Portugal 2010Favourite for charm & no stress. Great holiday spot; always exciting racing.
18 7/11* Gran Premio Valencia 2010 Beautiful 'late summer' at atmospheric event. Grand charity party in support of Down Syndrome Ireland!

*Back to Back events

Since there are several pairs of events occurring in adjacent weekends, we are making a special offer to anyone booking packages at BOTH events: 5% off your TOTAL booking for each event (2.5% on VIP Village & hospitality) PLUS special offers on unique activities and transfers between events.

Especially useful if you are coming from overseas!

early season events

Here's a quick look at things to look forward to for the first third of the season... Prices are sample costs per person for classic (3-4*) package with standard tickets, 3 nights, 2 sharing; includes track transfers, expert guides, travel assistance and much more.

Qatar Qatar 11/4 - The smallest event on the calendar, it is an event to which we get a 'hard core' group of regulars - the 'Qatar Club'. Come and see why - totally easy going; the night racing is spectacular. This will be the first outing of the new teams, and we are especially looking forward to the Moto2 class first race! We pack the weekend with a Desert Safari, dhow cruise, party and lots of fun! The VIP Village is open access to the paddock, and there is a great hospitality unit. €535/£466

Motegi Motegi 25/4 - Okay it's a long trip for most; but well worth it! The circuit is a big playground; all our customers get paddock access, and our funny Japanese superbike rider guide 'Crazy Sam' introduces us to the Japanese riders, culture and more. Our package includes a tour of the Honda museum, a trackside dinner and always a great group of people. €955/£832

Jerez Jerez 2/5 - The biggest event. Awarded 'Best event of 2009' The European season opener. You need more reasons to come?? Our 3 packages include top Deluxe/5*; a well-loved Superior 4* in the heart of Jerez, and for huge fun and great value, our special package in a rural hotel with dinner, and free happy hours (price quoted) Our opening party at a 15th c hacienda features special guest Julian Ryder signing copies of his new book (which we give you!) Wow. €620/£540
Don't miss our exclusive VIP visit to the MotoGP Test Monday!

Le Mans Le Mans 23/5 - Le Mans is easy. Get on your bike, ride over here; and then stash it for a couple of days in our secure carpark at our well-loved hotel in the very centre of this historic city. (Or catch a flight to Paris and TGV over; we'll get you from the station) Our opening party features a spellbinding talk (Neil Spalding took us through the evolution of GP electronics!) and the weekend is just hassle-free throughout. Optional Saturday dinner inside the MotoGP paddock! €520/£453

Mugello 30/5/2010 Mugello 6/6 - The event with the craziest atmosphere - not to be missed! You have to stand in the podium rush to really understand Italian GP mania! We do 3 packages (3*/4*/5*) all in Florence; this is our top VIP package of the year, and the 3* and 4* are fantastic value for singles, families and extended stays. Opening party, transfers, and a great closing dinner make this one of our truly great events! Only a few places left for our Saturday night dinner and party INSIDE the MotoGP paddock! €580/£499

Silverstone Silverstone 20/6 - Our best seller this year. We have put together an amazing programme to welcome the British MotoGP to the most iconic circuit. Private hospitality suite. Our Deluxe package is adjacent to track. Great value classic package just 15 miles away. Opening party featuring many of the British riders and Julian Ryder hosting. Thursday happy hours INSIDE the MotoGP paddock as a guest of team Gresin (as well as our VIP dinner with them on Saturday). And don't miss the Thursday Day of Champions! Also ask about rides with Randy Mamola! €444/£385

At all events we offer the usual: top guides, great opening speakers, parties, carefully selected hotels and tickets, top VIP and hospitality, and all the ground transfers you need. You enjoy the action, we take care of the rest!

You can also download our PDF calendar here

To assist your planning, see our improved guide to planning your motogp trip, with 'league tables' of average costs and travel advice.


Looking forward to a thrilling 2010!
Gordon Howell, Founder & Managing Director.

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